FIAsco continues: Culture Ministry cancels rescheduled international concerts
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FIAsco continues: Culture Ministry cancels rescheduled international concerts

L. Arias - June 1, 2015

Costa Rica’s Culture Ministry in a press release confirmed the definitive cancellation of all concerts suspended during the failed edition of this year’s International Arts Festival (FIA…

FIA conspiracy? Former culture minister blames ‘plot’ for festival failure
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FIA conspiracy? Former culture minister blames ‘plot’ for festival failure

L. Arias - May 22, 2015

In testimony Thursday before a Legislative Assembly commission, Costa Rica's former Culture Minister Elizabeth Fonseca downplayed the colossal failure of this year's International Arts Festival, or FIA, saying, "this whole situation…

Ousted culture minister blames subordinates for arts festival woes
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Ousted culture minister blames subordinates for arts festival woes

L. Arias - May 13, 2015

Ousted Culture and Youth Minister Elizabeth Fonseca directly blamed two of her subordinates for the failed edition of this year's International Arts Festival (FIA) — shortly before submitting her…

Costa Rica’s culture minister sacked over failed international arts festival
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FIA 2015
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Costa Rica’s culture minister sacked over failed international arts festival

L. Arias - May 12, 2015

Costa Rica's Culture and Youth Minister Elizabeth Fonseca Corrales and two of her vice ministers were fired this week over the failed 2015 International Arts Festival (FIA). The…

Lawmakers to probe Culture Minister about International Arts Festival fiasco
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Lawmakers to probe Culture Minister about International Arts Festival fiasco

L. Arias - May 7, 2015

Culture and Youth Minister Elizabeth Fonseca Corrales will appear next Tuesday before lawmakers to explain the failed organization of this year’s International Arts Festival (FIA). All party leaders…

President Solís demands special FIA inquest
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President Solís demands special FIA inquest

Robert Isenberg - May 6, 2015

If you’ve been following the disastrous International Arts Festival (FIA) these past three weeks, you probably have one of two attitudes: 1. This once-beautiful festival was horribly…

How Costa Rica’s 2015 International Arts Festival flopped
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How Costa Rica’s 2015 International Arts Festival flopped

Jill Replogle - April 27, 2015

This year's International Arts Festival has been plenty entertaining so far — just not in the way the Costa Rican government intended. Instead of people mapping out…

PHOTOS: Despite hiccups, International Arts Festival draws crowds
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PHOTOS: Despite hiccups, International Arts Festival draws crowds

Robert Isenberg - April 24, 2015

“Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.” So said aerospace engineer Edward Murphy in 1949. He was talking about a high-speed rocket sled, but he might…

National Theater to celebrate 117 years in unprecedented style
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National Theater to celebrate 117 years in unprecedented style

Robert Isenberg - October 20, 2014

Imagine a birthday cake large enough to feed 5,000 people. Now imagine that this cake is shaped like the National Theater in downtown San José. The colossal…

PHOTOS: Grinding out the blues over the weekend, Barrio Amón ‘felt like New Orleans’
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Arts and Culture
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PHOTOS: Grinding out the blues over the weekend, Barrio Amón ‘felt like New Orleans’

Robert Isenberg - August 24, 2014

Scores of music fans flooded the Amón Solar building in San José's Barrio Amón last Friday to celebrate the International Blues Festival. Craft beer poured liberally, gourmet…